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Spring 1980 

VCU celebrates Richmond's bicentennial 
as the capital of Virginia with a series of 
vignettes on people who helped shape 
Richmond's history — page 3 


Spring 1980 Volume 9 Number 1 

Richmond Vignettes 3 

Dr. Lynn L. Sims, executive director of the Richmond Independetice Bicentennial 
Commission, provides glimpses into the lives of people who were a part of Richmond's 
his ton/. 

VCU — An Urban University 6 

A universiti/ is distinguished by its aims which result from historical development, 
location and its hopes for the future. 

You've Come A Long Way, Baby! 10 

Parents of children in the MCVH nezvborn intensive care unit become part of the 
unit for a little while. 

Digging Up the Past 13 

"Archaeology is the science of garbage," according to Dr. Stephen M. Perlman. 

A Special Program 16 

A model program is providing new ami innovative curricula for special children. 

Sports 20 

Did You Know 22 

Whatever Happened To 25 

Nancy J. Hartman, Editor 

James L. Dunn, Director of Alumni Activities 

Nancy P. Williams, Assistant to the Director 

Mary Margaret C. Fosmark, Alumni Records Officer 

VCU Magazine is published quarterly for alumni and friends of Virginia 
Commonwealth University, Alumni Activities Office, Richmond, Virginia 
23284. Telephone (804) 257-1228 

Copyright © 1979 by Virginia Commonwealth University 

Opinions expressed in VCU Magazine are those of the author or person being interviewed 
and do not necessarily reflect those of the university. 

Credits; Charlie Martin, design; Bob Strong, pages 2, 13, 15(1), 16, 17, 19(rt,rb); Beverly 
Brown, University Graphics, pages 3-5; Cyane Lowden, pages 10-12; Rob Hunter, pages 
14, 15(rb); Daniel Mouer, page 15(rt); courtesy Richmond Public Schools, pages 18, 19(1); 
Bob Hart, page 20; Jack Williams, page 22; Charlotte Parks, pages 25, 26(b); Margaret Brown, 
pages 26(t), 27, 28; Linda Shepard, University Graphics, page 32; Seewee Chua (concept) 
and David W. Graves (illustration). University Graphics, travel. 

Cover: The cover was designed by Beverly Brown, a student in the University Graphics 
Class, Department of Communication Arts and Design. 



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Richmond Vignettes 

By Dr. Lynn L. Sims 

William Byrd II 

In 1671, William Byrd inherited a great amount of 
property at the Falls of the James from his uncle, 
Thomas Stegg, Jr. WilUam married and moved to 
this frontier region, and in 1674 his first born child 
was named William Byrd II. The boy left Virginia at 
age 7 to be educated in London and did not return to 
Westover plantation until 1696. After his father's 
death in 1705, Byrd II inherited 26,000 acres which 
included six plantations and a good trading post; all 
in the area of Richmond. 

William Byrd II was well educated, a member of 
the Royal Society, and a man who spoke several 
languages. He was one of the most brilliant men of 
his time. 

However, this gifted man was not the founder of 
Richmond by choice. As early as May 1727 he wrote 
to the Virginia House of Burgesses that it had no 
right making him give up 50 acres at the Falls to 
build a town. He wanted to keep the land in 
agriculture or preserve a natural state that would 
benefit his hunting and trapping business. He was 
forced to yield in 1733, when he chose the spot and 
named the future town Richmond. 

William Foushee 

The Revolutionary War helped to make Richmond 
the capital of the state and as a result many people 
moved here. In 1782 the population was large 
enough to petition for a charter of incorporation 
from the General Assembly. It was granted and an 
election was held July 2, 1782 with twelve property 
holders selected for Common Hall (City Council). 
From that group. Dr. William Foushee was chosen to 
be Richmond's first mayor. 

During Richmond's early years, British officers, 
who were POWs, had been paroled on their 
word of honor. They mingled daily with people 
and apparently had few restrictions. Someone 
thought Foushee was too friendly with one of 
these paroled officers and a fight ensured. Thomas 
Anburh, a British officer, recorded that the fellow 
quarreling with Foushee flew at him, and in an 
instant tore his eye out, but was prevented from 
plucking it out entirely. 

Since such "gouging" was common practice, 
many men in the city grew their thumb nails to a 
two-inch length. Such was the life in early 
Richmond and for its first mayor, Foushee. 

John Marshall 

Marshall was perhaps the worst-dressed man who 
ever rose to national prominence. His slovenly attire 
and his complete indifference to amenities were 
marked characteristics throughout his long life. In 
addition, his movements were awkward and gan- 
gling, his voice hard and dry, and when he spoke 
publicly his gestures were stiff and inept. 

Ail the more remarkable, then, is the fact that John 
Marshall was not only Richmond's first citizen for 
many years, but also one of the greatest Chief 
Justices in America's history. The tremendous force 
of his intellect and character was widely recognized, 
while his keen sense of humor and utter lack of 
pretense endeared him to his friends. Additionally, 
his handsome face and fine dark eyes were 
exceptionally winning. 

An event in the early 1800s serves to illustrate his 
informality and love of fun. He was Chief Justice at 
the time, but his dress was, of course, uncouth as he 
loitered on the fringes of Richmond's market. Taking 
him for a yokel, a stranger approached him with a 
newly bought turkey and asked him to carry it. 
Marshall took the bird and sauntered along behind 
the man. When they arrived at the latter's destina- 
tion, the stranger tendered a coin. There are 
conflicting versions as to whether the Chief Justice 
accepted the gratuity or declined it. Regardless, 
Richmond nearly split its sides over the episode.* 

himself mailed to friends in Philadelphia. 

His escape was successful but painful, since the 
train took several days to make the journey. From 
then on he was known as "Box" Brown and became 
quite a popular speaker in the North. 

Judge Crutchfield 

Judge John Jeter Crutchfield presided at the 
Richmond police court from 1888 to 1920. Justice was 
dispersed daily, beginning promptly at 9:30 a.m., 
with generous portions of humor and wisdom. 

"Justice John" was a small man who never tired of 
telling how as a lad in the 4th Virginia Cavalry he 
had led "Stonewall" Jackson to the Union flank at 
the Battle of Gaines' Mill. 

He was generally anti-lawyer and his court sailed 
through even the longest of dockets with astonish- 
ing speed. His two most popular statements were 
"I'm not going to put this man in jail just because 
you policemen brought him in here," and "get out 
of here" meaning case dismissed. 

He was reputed to be hard on blacks and often 
gave a 30-day sentence simply because the defen- 
dant was from North Carolina. However, Giles 
Jackson, the famous black attorney, had a high 
regard for the judge. 

Crutchfield saw all the dodges, even women 
bringing borrowed babies to court in an effort to get 
sympathy. When a certain offense seemed to be 
growing in popularity he would say that the next 
person convicted of that crime would receive severe 
punishment. He normally kept his word and that 
type of crime usually diminished. He also believed 
that a woman had more right to quarrel with a 
man than a man had to quarrel with a woman. 

"Box" Brown 

Many slaves tried to escape the South, but none 
perhaps so uniquely as a Richmonder named Henry 
Brown. In 1848 Brown and unnamed local ac- 
complices constructed a box 3' X 2' X 2V2'. Brown 
then got in the box with a small food supply and had 

Maggie Walker 

Maggie Walker was born in 1867 to Elizabeth 
Draper, a former house slave and cook of the 
wealthy Richmond spinster and Union svmpathizer, 
Elizabeth Van Lew. She graduated from Armstrong 

'Adapted from Ridiniond, pp. 43-44, by V. Dabney. 

Normal School in 1883 at age 16. Later she married 
Armstead Walker and was the mother of two sons. 

She became secretary-treasurer of the United 
Order of St. Luke in 1899, a position she held until 
her death. The Order of St. Luke prospered under 
her direction. It began publishing a newspaper in 
March 1902 and opened the St. Luke Penny Savings 
Bank in May 1903, when Walker became the first 
woman bank president in the U.S. 

Maggie Walker asked, "Isn't there some way of 
raising our pride of race? . . . the Negro is so 
wedded to those who oppress him that he carries to 
their bank every dollar he can get his hands upon 
and then goes back the next day, borrows and pays 
the white man to lend him his own money." 

Depression forced Mrs. Walker's bank to merge 
with other black-owned banks forming the Consoli- 
dated Bank and Trust Company in January 1930. 
Maggie Walker became chairman of the board and 
remained so until her death in 1934. 

Today, Consolidated Bank in downtown 
Richmond is the oldest continuously active black 
bank in the nation. 

black cloth. Later, in 1973, a statue of Robinson was 
placed near the traffic lights, the first statue in 
Richmond — or Virginia — of a black person. 

Bill Robinson 

Bill Robinson was orphaned at age seven and 
went to live with a grandmother, but she was unable 
to care for the boy. Judge Crutchfield took Bill to live 
with him until other arrangements could be made. 
"Bojangles" eventually became an outstanding tap 
dancer on stage and screen. In 1937, he was named 
actor of the year and his trademark became the 
famous "dance on the stairs." 

As a star, he never broke contact with Richmond. 
He even paid for traffic lights to be installed near an 
all-black school at the corner of Adams and Leigh, 
after some accidents occurred there. This was well 
before the city had planned for their installation. 

Robinson made millions but was generous to a 
fault, giving great sums to charity. He had lived a 
hard life, as the many scars on his body indicated. 
At his death in 1949, the whole city was saddened, 
and the traffic lights he donated were draped with 

Lady Astor 

Nancy Langhorne, one of eleven children, lived 
many years on Grace Street in Richmond, and she 
had her debutant ball here in 1897. She eventually 
married Waldorf Astor, grandson of John Jacob 
Astor of New York, and moved to England in the 
early 1900s. Later, she became the first woman to 
serve in the British Parliament; from 1919 to 1945 she 
represented the area of Sutton, which is a part of 

She despised liquor and took every opportunity to 
lecture those who used it, including Joseph Stalin 
and Winston Churchill. Her most famous exchange 
with Churchill occured when she told him, "If you 
were my husband I'd poison your coffee." To which 
he replied, "Madam, if you were my wife, I'd drink 
it." She saw Senator Joseph R. McCarthy (R-Wis) 
take a drink in 1953 and observed "too bad it isn't 
poison." She also told Joseph Stalin that he should 
prohibit the sale of vodka in Russia. History doesn't 
record his response. 

Lady Astor loved Virginia and its tradition as 
much as she hated liquor. At the 1893 Chicago 
World's Fair a band had just finished playing 
"Marching through Georgia" when Nancy stood up 
and called for three cheers for Robert E. Lee. She got 
them. In 1926 she gave to Virginia a 16th century 
portrait of Queen Elizabeth I (which hangs in the 
governor's outer office) to remind Virginia ladies 
that Queen Elizabeth always put her country first 
and that Virginia women were to be courageous. 
She died in 1964 at age 84. 

Dr. Lynn L. Sims, executive director of the Richmond 
Independence Bicentennial Commission, provided these 
glimpjses into the lives of people zvho helped make 
Richmond the city it is today. 

VCCl— An Urban University 

' (■tflFifiiiiiin"" 

Urban universities have always 
had their detractors. When the 
University College in London was 
founded in 1826, its establishment 
aroused much hostility and pro- 
duced doggerel such as this: 

But let then not babble of Greek 

to the rabble, 
Nor teach the Mechanics their 

The labouring classes were born 

to be asses. 
And not to be aping their 


When the Wayne Commission 
was formed in 1967 to make a 
recommendation on the feasibility 
of establishing a major university 
in Richmond, there were many 
questions to be answered relative 
to the need for an "urban" 

The Commission was quite 
clear that the new university 
would be urban by reporting, 
"There is common recognition of 
the significant difference between 
a university which has an address 
in a metropolitan area and one 
whose essential purposes are in- 
tertwined with the social order of 
which it is a part. A traditional 
university can as well be located 
in the countryside as in a met- 
ropolitan complex. In neither case 
does it confront on an intellectual 
and practical level the social envi- 
ronment which surrounds it. A 
true urban university must pro- 
vide for this confrontation." 

The Commission's recommen- 
dation, Virginia Commonwealth 
University, a merger of the Medi- 
cal College of Virginia and the 
Richmond Professional Institute, 
was designed to be a university 
not only in the community, but 
also of the community. 

The Commission emphasized, 
"what distinguishes a university 

is not so much the degree of its 
endorsement of broad goals of 
higher education, but rather the 
nature of its more specific aims, 
resulting from its historical de- 
velopment, its location, and its 
hopes for the future, which shape 
and fashion its particular pur- 
poses and individual goals." 

VCU's history has been en- 
twined with that of the City of 
Richmond. The 1839 catalogue of 
the Hampton-Sydney College 
medical department, which be- 
came MCV, stated that the loca- 
tion was central in the state, had a 
good climate and "this city 
[Richmond] furnishes a most 
abundant supply of subjects for 
dissections and surgical opera- 
tions on the dead body." 

The other partner in the 
merger, RPI, was "the first of its 
kind in the South" and a 
downtown location was necessary 
because the plan of instructton 
provided that in every depart- 
ment not only lectures, classwork, 
and laboratory work would be 
used (as in conventional colleges), 
but also "field work" and "practi- 
cal" or "clinical" experience. The 
first RPI catalogue, in 1919, stated 
the school would be a strictly 
urban educational institution and 

would make use of the resources 
of the city in the education 
process. The historical traditions 
of yesterday are kept alive today 
as the 1980 catalogue for the 
university states, "Shadents chose 
to shady at VCU for a variety of 
reasons. Perhaps the most com- 
pelling is the university's urban 

The broad range of VCU's 
appeal to both students and fac- 
ulty lies in the university's 
uniqueness, according to Dr. 
Wayne C. Hall, assistant vice- 
president of academic affairs. 
"From medicine to accounting to 
painting, the appeal is to the 
young aspiring professional, the 
practicing professional seeking 
new information or broadening, 
and to the part-time shident 
seeking a change of career, or 
simply an enlightening educa- 
tional experience. This widespan 
of appeal is enriched by the close 
to twenty educational programs 
that are unique in the state." 

But what does this mean to you 
and to the future of your alma 
mater? First, if you live in the 
Richmond area, the Medical Col- 
lege of Virginia plays an im- 
portant role in health care de- 
livery, with the MCV Hospitals 
being the largest general health 
care hospital in Virginia, serving 
over 31,000 patients each year. 
Further, the educational pro- 
grams produce health care pro- 
fessionals which serve local, 
regional and national health care 
needs. MCV has also been the 
setring for major medical break- 
throughs and innovative medical 
techniques, which can affect all 
of us. These include kidney and 
heart transplants and regional 
centers for burn treatment and 
head trauma services. 

The academic campus, of 
course, has direct impact on the 

Richmond area. But part of this 
campus, the Evening College, one 
of the largest in the nation, offers 
an additional 1,700 credit courses, 
and more than 5,900 students are 
enrolled for these "after hour" 
classes. Additionally, VCU's Divi- 
sion of Continuing Studies and 
Public Service, in conjunction 
with the various schools of the 
university, offers numerous 
courses, workshops, institutes 
and seminars on specific profes- 
sional topics and for cultural 

But newspaper articles report 
that universities will have to 
"tighten their purse strings" and 
stop non-essential programs, due 
to a predicted decline in student 
enrollment. What about VCU? 

According to the State Council 
of Higher Education for Virginia 
university enrollments in the 
18-21 year old population are 
leveling off statewide. But the 
18-34 year old population will 
increase by 63,000. "Obviously, 

whatever enrollment growth there 
is in Virginia higher education 
will come from older students," 
according to Dr. Gordon K. 
Davies, director of the State 
Council for Higher Education, 
"many of whom will attend col- 
leges and universities part-time. 
"Almost all of Virginia's popu- 
lation growth will occur in four 
places: Northern Virginia, 
Roanoke, Norfolk and surround- 
ing cities and Richmond. We 
project about 40,000 more stu- 
dents in higher education by 1985, 
most of them older and part-time, 
and 36,000 of them from the four 
urban places just mentioned." 

"Our strength is that we are an 
urban university and that we can 
utilize the Richmond area for 
instructive purposes," says Hall, 
this "means VCU can accommo- 
date the future needs of students. 
This is because the university's 
current and projected program 
emphasis is in those disciplines 
needed in Richmond and the 
regional areas. 

"VCU is also projected to have 
an increase in enrollment, largely 
due to part-time students in the 
Graduate and Adult Continuing 
Education program. The adult 
student is our key to the increase. 
Today, our student body already 
reflects that the university is 
meeting the needs of adult stu- 
dents," notes Hall. "It is com- 
posed of 89 percent Virginians, is 
a blend of full-time, part-time, 
resident and commuter with an 
average age of 26.4 and an age 
range from 16 to 72." 

Yet Davies states that "the 
urban university is not a place, 
but an idea being worked out 
everyday in the homes, public 
places and businesses of the city." 

Does VCU do this? For an 
answer please turn the page. 

YouVe Come A Long Way,Baby! 

Green curtains with orange and 
yellow teddy bears line the halls 
of 3 South, the newborn intensive 
care unit, in North Hospital. And 
a special place, the "parents 
room", decorated by the nurses 
and doctors, picks up the same 
bright, happy colors. On one wall 
of the room, yellow fantasy ani- 
mals eat huge orange carrots, 
while lime green gingham cur- 
tains cover the window, and a 
large stuffed dog "welcomes" 

This room is special, because 
parents with a child in the 3 
South unit have a place to be 
alone with their baby. 

Other sights also attract atten- 
tion. A doll dressed in pink, a 
teddy bear, a crocheted mouse, 
and other toys either dangle 
above or sit in corners of the 
isoletes and cribs. 

With the addition of curtains 
and toys the unit's appearance 
has changed drastically from the 
cold, white environment normally 

associated with intensive care 
units. These changes have oc- 
cured because of a major change 
in the medical profession's 
philosophy toward sick new- 
borns, according to Dr. Barry V. 
Kirkpatrick, neonatologist and 

During the past 15 years, 
pediatricians in the United States 

and Canada began to develop 
special units for sick newborns. 
"This change occured when 
pediah-icians learned that sick 
babies could survive and not have 
physical or mental problems. Be- 
fore that time physicians weren't 
too aggressive in treating sick or 
premature infants," says Kirkpat- 
rick. "A baby would be placed in 
an incubator, but if the child had 
no way to swallow or breathe 
properly, it died. If a sick babv 
survived, it was miraculous." 

According to Kirkpatrick, this 
attitude prevailed because "sick 
babies always died" and parents 
expected many of their offspring 
to die before reaching adulthood. 

In the 1960s, research on new- 
borns by Dr. Marshall Klause 
from Cleveland helped to change 
the way physicians viewed ne\\- 
born patients. Klause reported 
that infants received better care at 
home if parents visited their 
hospitalized child. His research 
showed that these parents were 



less fearful of handUng their baby, 
that less child abuse occured, and 
that the infant-mother bond was 

Parents are encouraged to visit 
their newborns in the 3 South 
unit, and visiting hours average 
20 hours a day. Visits are 
restricted only during "rounds", 
examinations, or when a medical 
procedure is being performed. 
Parents are also encouraged to 
touch their newborn and, as soon 
as possible, hold the baby. Later, 
parents can take part in feeding 
the infant and learn how to take 
care of medical procedures. "In 
some ways the hospital is making 
use of the parent, but the parent 
and the child both benefit 
greatly," says Kirkpatrick. "In 
many instances the baby leaves 
the hospital early because the 
parents know how to give medi- 
cations or take care of a colostomy 
and change the bag." 

But what was true years ago is 
still true today, the highest death 
risk for infants is the first day, 
then the second, with the risk 
diminishing throughout the first 
year of life. 

The unit, one of three com- 
prehensive neonatal units in the 
state, has the facilities to care for 
40 babies at one time. Admissions 
total 800 to 900 a year, making the 
unit the largest in the state. All 
Richmond hospitals and hospitals 
in a region that extends from 
Fredericksburg to Newport News, 
and southward to Emporia send 
babies to the MCV unit. 

"Newborns within the region, 
who have a respiratory, heart, 
surgical, or neurological problem, 
are sent here immediately," 
Kirkpatrick says. 

To facilitate in moving infants 
from hospitals to MCVH, the unit 
operates a transport service, 
which is staffed by an intensive 
care physician and nurse. 

Since the unit only handles 
critical newborn infants referred 
from hospitals, older infants, or 
those referred by a family physi- 
cian or brought in by parents are 
referred to MCV's pediatric divi- 

The unit is divided into three 
sections, each housed in a sepa- 

rate room. The sectional division 
is based on the amount of 
monitoring and medical care 
needed by an infant. The critical 
section of the unit has one nurse, 
an R.N. or L.P.N., for every two 
infants, with intermediate care 
having a ratio of one nurse to four 
infants. Finally, the convalescent 
section, or as one nurse called it, 
"the almost ready to go home 
room", has one nurse for every 
five to six babies. 

Additionally, a huge auxiliary 
staff is needed for the unit. This 
staff includes a specially trained 
respiratory therapist, and special 
laboratory and radiology back up 

"Improved equipment and 
techniques and new knowledge 
of disease processes, including a 
better understanding of the com- 
plexities of the problems, have 
changed the workings of the 
unit," says Susie Jones, R.N. and 
head nurse on 3 South. 

All three rooms are crowded 
with monitoring equipment, IV's, 
medical personnel and the toys. 
Incubators and isoletes are still 
used, but some infants, including 
most of the babies in the critical 
section, have cribs. The critical 
newborns sleep under individual 

radiant warmers, which are con- 
trolled by the baby's skin temper- 
ature, and receive oxygen through 
an Oxyhood. This device, which 
looks like a clear plastic cake cove 
and rests on the crib mattress ove 
the baby's head, delivers the 
appropriate oxygen mix. 

Most of the babies, except the 
premature infants, leave the unit 
within three weeks of admission, 
but the unit has had some chil- 
dren for as long as one year. 

Other services besides medical 
are available to families who have 
a child in the unit. A social 
worker is on duty to assist 
families in obtaining assistance 
from community support systems 
and works with families who have 
a socially or developmentally de- 
layed child. 

In addition, a public health 
nurse works with health depart- 
ments in the region to ensure that 
all discharged babies receive pro- 
per medical care. 

One addition to the hall of 3 
South reflects the change in new- 
born intensive care more than 
anything else. Hundreds of 
photographs of the "alumni of 3 
South" cover a bulletin board, 
sent bv parents who became part 
of the unit for a little while. 


Digging Qp 
the Past 

"Archaeology is the science of 
garbage," says Dr. Stephen M. 
Perlman, assistant professor of 
sociology and anthropology. 
"This study of historic and prehis- 
toric relics, mostly found in 
dumps, privy holes and old house 
sites, gives scientists a better 
understanding of human behavior 
and a way to predict directions for 
the long term survival of society. 

"The question archaeologists 
must address is, 'How does soci- 
ety evolve?' " states Perlman. 
"We are trying to find out why 
society developed the way it did, 
since society hasn't really pro- 
gressed in terms of energy usage 
per person. 

"A hunter-gatherer in the de- 
sert during a drought year only 
had to work six or seven hours a 
week in the dry season to have 
enough food and clothing. And in 
the Richmond area people may 
have worked less, since the 
Richmond area is one of the few 
areas in the world where hunters 
and gatherers and subsistence 
agriculturalists had a highly 
productive environment. This can 
be contrasted with the modern 
40-hour plus work week. Our 
work in the Richmond area is to 

Rob Hunter, laboratory assistant and chief excavator for the Corps ot Eiigiiurrs project, and Dr. 
Stephen M. Perlman, assistant professor ofsociolog\/ and anthropology, examine artifacts from the Corps 
of Engineer project. 


determine the choices people 
make when they have surplus 
resources and don't need to 
change for survival," continues 

To help answer these and other 
questions. Congress passed the 
National Environmental Policy 
Act of 1969. This act protects 
"information not written in re- 
cords, because this is the only 
way we can learn certain things 
about human life," adds L. Daniel 
Mouer, an instructor in the De- 
partment of Sociology and An- 

Mouer heads the Regional Pre- 
servation Office headquartered at 
VCU. This office, funded through 
the Virginia Research Center for 
Archaeology in Williamsburg, the 
archaeological branch of the Vir- 
ginia Historic Landmarks Com- 
mission, is responsible for preser- 
vation in Richmond and in 18 

The preservation office deter- 
mines where significant ar- 
chaeological sites may exist, 
which are rare and which are 
endangered by proposed con- 
struction projects involving $5 
million or more of federal or state 
funds. Mouer emphasizes that his 
role is to "work out a compromise 
regarding site protection instead 
of stopping the construction proj- 

"The only preservation criteria 
set up by the law is that if an 
object, place or district has pro- 
vided or may provide information 
to history or archaeology it can be 
designated an historical site. But 
the archaeological community 
must define what is useful," says 

The VCU archaeologists are 
currently handling about $150,000 
worth of archaeological research 

including a contract with Henrico 
County and a project for the U.S. 
Army Corps of Engineers, in 
addition to the efforts co- 
sponsored by the Landmarks 

The Henrico County contract is 
for an environmental impact as- 
sessment of archaeological assets 
which could be damaged by a 
proposed sewage disposal plant 
and 70 miles of pipeline. 

"Within this project hundreds 
of sites, from small villages to 
large deposits, have given us an 
early 19th century pottery kiln, a 
prohibition era whiskey still, many 
trash dumps, 200 year old drain- 
age ditches and canals, and 18th 
and 19th century house sites. All 
are being evaluated in terms of 
their research potential and value 
to the county," says Mouer. 

Additionally, the Corps of En- 
gineers project, directed by 

L. Danid Mouer, Jicad of till Rigional Prcscivatioii OffiLL iiiid iw^lniitor in sociology and aullirop^ologii, tatalogucs artifacts fioni a Coocldaiid 
County site. 


Perlman, is to explore potentially 
significant archaeological sites 
being impacted by plans for a 
flood wall along the Jan^es River. 

To begin work for the Land- 
marks Commission the ar- 
chaeologists looked for a section 
of their region which was likely to 
present a cross section of sites. 
The choice was a 75-mile section 
along the banks of the James 
River, roughly from the 
Fluvanna-Goochland County line 
to the Charles City-Henrico 
County border. 

The work for the commission 
involves an analysis of settlement 
patterns of both historic and 
prehistoric cultures to aid in pre- 
dicting where others will be 
found. One pattern became appa- 
rent, the 19th century historic 
sites and prehistoric settlements 
from the Archaic period — dating 
back 5,000 to 7,000 years— tend to 

cluster in the uplands while colo- 
nial and late Indian settlements 
are more often grouped along 
river banks. 

Mouer says work crews found 
one series of late Archaic 
campsites, the oldest dating back 
about 4,000 years, that had "de- 
bris literally covering every square 
inch of 40 acres." The site also 
included successive settlements 
over a period of about 500 years. 
"The biggest problem we have is 
neither money nor a lack of sites, 
but a shortage of trained person- 
nel," says Perlman. "We hope to 
put together a package to present 
to the Richmond City Council 
based on the City of Alexandria's 
experience in treating the whole 
city as an archaeological site. That 
city has hundreds of trained 
volunteers for digs. The Alexan- 
dria project began as tradirional 
archival research and grew to 
include research in every corner 
of the city." 

The plan for Richmond would 
include a listing of areas which 
should be explored, such as the 
Chimborazo Hospital, an analysis 
of the economic benefits to 
Richmond, because of the project's 
results, and a review of the types 
of information that might develop 
from the research. 
, Toward this goal the ar- 
chaeologists have developed an 
"Archaeology of Richmond" class 
to be offered in the spring. The 
class will look at how 18th and 
19th century Richmond is being 
replaced by new cultural forms 
and will emphasize finding an- 
swers to questions rather than 
just saving artifacts. 

Mouer says, "We think VCU 
can become the interpreter of the 
city's past for its current residents 
and can lay a foundation for 
future growth." 

Broken sherds of a cooking pol lie ui place on the fire hearth 
wliere thei/ were left 2,500 years ago. This hearth, uncovered by 
VCU arcJiaeologists and students in Henrico County, sits on top 
of a filled-in storage pit. The pit is nearly 3,000 years old and 
contains pieces of a storage vessel 


Aneiu square is being prepared at a '^ite l huh a as determined to have 
potential archaeological significance by the digging of a "test pit." 

A^tukntp ; if -> tin Larth for a pli ito^raph of a '•tain lIulIus' 
by the tape measure, both trowels and an identification tag. 



A Special Program 



A hand puppet, operated by teacher Gerahime Berry, attracts the attention of a youngster and is used to teach tlie child how 
to "track" (foUoiu) an object. 

A parent calls her daughter's 
teacher on the telephone just 
before school starts. The parent is 
excited and explains an event 
which occurred during the night. 
After the conversation ends, the 
teacher resumes a morning chat 
with other teachers and an- 
nounces that a student rolled over 
in her sleep. The other teachers 
raise their coffee mugs in salute 
and another day of challenges and 
rewards begins for the special 
education teachers in the 
Richmond Early Childhood Edu- 
cation Program (RECEP). 

The program, a cooperative 
effort by the Richmond Public 
Schools and the School of Educa- 
tion Division of Educational Ser- 
vices, differs from other programs 
for disabled children in that both 
infants and preschool children are 

The program is funded, by a 
grant from the Department of 
Education, Bureau of Education 
for the Handicapped, to VCU, to 

provide a full educational oppor- 
tunity for 25 severely /profoundly 
handicapped children — children 
who have at least one serious 
handicap, or who have two or 
more moderate handicaps. 

The grant pays for two of the 
four teachers, a full time occupa- 
tional therapist and for the ad- 
ministration of the program, with 
the school system providing 
equipment, space and the usual 
support systems. 

The major concern of the school 
system, according to Jo Ann 
Marchant, the public school's 
program specialist for severely 
and profoundly handicapped stu- 
dents and program coordinator, is 
insuring that the program runs 
consistently and "that the prob- 
lems, which are mostly mechani- 
cal, are ironed out." 

The program seeks new cur- 
ricula for the youngsters, who 
would usually be institutionalized, 
and attempts to help parents 
become better home teachers of 
their children. 

There is no effective model in 
the country for what RECEP is 
attempting to do, according to Dr. 
John W. Filler, assistant professor 
of special education and program 
director, but he also notes "the 
program will fail if all we do is 
provide a model. 

"What the program needs to do 
is develop a new and innovative 
curriculum and a data base to 
support that curriculum. The staff 
must document everything, what 
they do and the reasons why." 

Admittance to the unit begins 
by a physician's referral. Once a 
child is referred, an assessment of 
the youngster's abilities and dis- 
abilities in social, self-help, lan- 
guage, and communication skills 
and motor development is made. 
The assessment gives the teacher 
an idea of where to begin with the 
child, and a careful program is 
designed based on the child's skill 
levels. Each child has an indi- 
vidual daily activity plan, and a 
child can have as many as thirty 


Teacher Connie Kasari instructs student practitioner Dana Gurano on titc way to place a child in a relaxed position. This fiosition can he 
used as a base for reacliing and vocahzation training. 

different programs in their plan. 

The teachers have great latitude 
in designing new programs, try- 
ing new strategies and are en- 
couraged to use more than one 
method of intervention. The pro- 
gram, which includes teachers, 
parents, therapists, nurses, 
cafeteria staff and custodians, 
works as a team to insure that 
each child's needs are met in a 
precise manner to "get the child 
to reach its maximum potential." 

Most objectives are behavioral. 
A child is taught to perform a 
behavior and then must perform 
that behavior a given number of 
times on three successive days. 
Once the child achieves that 
behavior, the teacher moves to 
the next task and the process 

But much of the work is prepa- 
ratory. If a child's muscles cannot 
respond, the muscles are con- 
ditioned, even tricked, into 
working the desired way. One 
student could not hold her head 

in an upright position, so she was 
held tummy down on top of a 
huge ball. This forced her to use 
her neck muscles, and less than a 
month later she was holding her 
head properly while in a sitting 

"The students we are dealing 
with have few verbalization skills 
and cannot follow instructions. 
We also don't have direct feed- 
back from the youngsters and that 
is extremely important," says 
Geraldine Brandon, head teacher 
at the Hickory Hill School where 
the program is housed. "Addi- 
tionally, we need more support 
staff to assist in working with 
these youngsters. For example, a 
full-time nurse is needed to give 

"Our major goal is to teach any 
communication skill, whether it is 
sign language, the use of a 
communication board, or picture 
cards hung on a child's belt. 
These children have the capability 
to know what is going on and 
could express their needs, but do 

not have the necessary body 
coordination," says Brandon. 
"Our task is to give them a way to 
communicate these needs and 

Parental involvement in the 
program is essential, and parents 
work closely with the teachers. 
According to Dr. George O. 
McClary, assistant superintendent 
of special education for the 
Richmond schools, "the parents 
seem to be happy that something 
is being done for their child and 
are very positive toward the pro- 
gram. One goal of the program is 
to insure that the parents are 
contributing to their chOd's de- 
velopment. This is accomplished 
by the teachers visiting each child 
in its home and working with the 
parents on the activities being 
learned in school. The parents 
continue these activihes at home 
to reinforce schot^l lessons and, 
therefore, have a direct impact on 
their child's problem." The pre- 


A member of the infant class is fed lunch while 
in a relaxed position by teacher Connie Kasari. 

The least restrictiiv equipment is used to teach children hoiv to walk. 

A reflection in a mirror held by Geraldine Berry allows a student to follow he 
own movements . 

school children have at least two 
home contacts a month and the 
infants have one contact a week. 

In addition, a morning parent 
group meets once a month at the 
school and every other month a 
parent-teacher meeting takes 
place. This last meeting combines 
both social and educational ac- 
tivities, with prepared programs 
ranging from "Benefits of Sup- 
plemental Security Income" to 
"Opportunities for Your Child 
After Age 21" being held. 

The school also plans to open 
a toy library for parents and at 
times arranges for special equip- 
ment to be used in the homes. 
According to Brandon, the pro- 
gram "necessitates that staff have 
a wide variety of adaptable 
equipment to meet student 
needs." This equipment is pro- 
vided by the school system 
through the Department of Logis- 
tical Services, and most could not 
be purchased because each item 

must be designed to meet a 
specific need. 

The program also uses commu- 
nity resources to assist families 
and children. These include the 
Cerebral Palsy Center, the Crip- 
pled Children's Center, and the 
Richmond Area Association for 
Retarded Citizens and VCU's 
School of Education. McClary and 
Brandon both emphasized that 
VCU and Richmond's special 
education program have had a 
long history of working together, 
with VCU helping to design a 
preschool handicapped program 
and a resource program for the 
learning disabled. Further, VCU 
staff act as consultants to special 
programs and are members of 
various advisory committees. 

RECEP is "a sizable challenge 
for both the school system and 
VCU, but the demonstration is 
greatly needed," says Filler. The 
Virginia Board of Education has 
established September 1984 as the 

target date when all handicapped 
children in the state will be 
entitled to a full educational op- 
portunity, with "all" being inter- 
preted as meaning from birth 
through age 21. 

From the results to date in 
RECEP it appears that the pro- 
gram will be an effective model; 
according to Filler, "the program 
met 60 percent of its year long 
goals for the children in the first 
three months of operation, and 
new individual plans are being 
designed for the youngsters." 

All persons associated with the 
program agree that a need is 
being met. Brandon goes one step 
further. She calls the program 
"fantastic." "After having worked 
in special education for 18 years, 
it's great to see infants, who have 
not been labeled, or in- 
stitutionalized, being trained to 
meet their maximum potentials as 
human beings." 



Baseball Schedule 


Spring Season 

The Rams 1980 baseball team, 
one of the leading contenders in 
the Sun Belt Conference, has the 
potential of winning a spot in 
regional playoffs. 

That is the message coming 
from Coach Lou Martin and his 30 
players as he continues a 62-game 
schedule that will carry him well 
into May. 

A majority of the games against 
opponents such as St. Johns (5th 
in NCAA play two years ago). 
East Carolina, Princeton, VPI, 
UVA, James Madison and others 
are being played at Parker Field. 

One senior. Captain Chip Noe, 
the sole long ball hitter, was lost 
by graduation. All the other 
players, from the 16-18 team of 
last year, returned and were 
strengthened by the addition of 
Rusty Vernon, a transfer from 
Louisburg (N.C.) Junior College, 
who is showing signs of becoming 
the team's long ball hitter. 

At present the Rams, lacking a 
consistent long ball hitter, are 
displaying a sparkling offense 
based on speed, quickness and 

Ram Wrap-Up 

Rebounding from a mid- 
January slump the men's basket- 
ball team posted road wins in 
New Orleans and South Florida to 
wrap up January with an 11-8 
record. Monty Knight continues 
to lead the Rams in scoring with 
17.6 points a game, and he had a 
career high of 29 points in the 
televised game against Georgia 
State. Edmund Sherod also con- 
tinues to be a high scorer with an 
average of 14.7 points a game. He 
also has a total of 95 assists, 
which leads the Sun Belt Confer- 

The best women's basketball 
team to ever represent VCU had a 
9-3 record in late January and 
counted six straight victories. Play 
during February led up to the 
state tournament, February 29, 






Randolph-Macon College 


3:00 PM 


Hampden-Sydney College 




Georgia State (2) 


1:00 PM 


Georgia Tech 


3:30 PM 


Georgia State 


3:00 PM 


Mercer University in Atlanta 


3:00 PM 


Davidson College 


3:00 PM 


UNC at Charlotte (2) 


1:00 PM 


College of William and Mary 


3:00 PM 


Old Dominion University (2) 


1:00 PM 


University of Virginia 


3:00 PM 


Virginia Military Institute 


1:00 PM 


SE Massachusetts 

Horace Edwards 

3:00 P.M. 


Princeton University 

Horace Edwards 

3:00 P.M. 


Lock Haven State College 

Horace Edwards 

3:00 P.M. 


Lock Haven State College 

Horace Edwards 

3:00 P.M. 


University of Richmond 


3:00 P.M. 


East Carolina University (2) 

Parker Field 

1:00 P.M. 


Rhode Island University (2) 

Horace Edwards 

1:00 PM 


Frostburg State College 

Horace Edwards 

3:00 PM 


California State (PA) College 

Horace Edwards 

3:00 PM 


Virginia Tech 

Parker Field 

3:00 PM 


Catholic University (2) 

Parker Field 

1:00 PM 


Virginia Wesleyan 

Horace Edwards 

3:00 PM 


George Mason University (2) 


2:00 PM 


George Washington Uni- 

versity (2) 

Parker Field 

1:30 PM 


Old Dominion University (2) 

Parker Field 

1:00 PM 


St. John's University (2) 

Parker Field 

1:00 PM 


St. Paul's (2) 

Horace Edwards 

1:00 PM 


College of William and Mary 

Parker Field 

3:00 PM 


Liberty Baptist College (2) 


1:00 PM 


James Madison University (2) 


1:30 PM 


University of Richmond 

Parker Field 

3:00 PM 


Catholic University (2) 


1:00 PM 


Virginia Tech (2) 


1:00 PM 






(VCU, Old Dominion, Norfolk 

State, Virginia Wesleyan) 


Liberty Baptist College (2) 

Parker Field 

1:00 PM 

MAY 1 

University of Maryland (2) 


1:00 PM 


University of Maryland (2) 

Parker Field 

1:00 PM 




New Orleans, LA 



and because of the team's im- 
provement, VCU won the respect 
of every team in Virginia. 

After a slow start, VCU wo- 
men's swimming team pushed 
their mark to 3-3 by winning two 
meets in January. The squad, 
small in number again this 
year, has had outstanding per- 
formances from Beth Pambianchi, 
Renee Duplissey, Kathleen Dun- 
can, and Cindy Sunier. All four 
have qualified to compete in the 
Division 2 Nationals, with each 
one ranked in the top 10 swim- 
mers on the basis of times. 

The men swimmers had a 3-3 
record in January and, accor- 
ding to Coach Ron Tsuchiya, are 
m perfect position to compete for 
state and regional titles this year. 
The team has had strong support 
from Captain Rusty Lockhart and 
Mark Jones, the leading diver. 

VCU is making its first bid for 
recognition as a tennis power in 
the Sun Belt Conference as Coach 
Bob Doeg presents two teams. 
The women's squad played well 
during the fall and is now ready 
for top competition. And the 
men's team, which organized this 
year for the first time, had 30 
players try out for the squad last 
fall. After long and careful 
scrutiny, Doeg selected eight top 
players who are representing the 
Rams this spring. 

Coach Tommy Legge and his 
wrestling squad closed the 
1979-80 season with winning re- 
cords in both dual and invitational 
meets. "At long last," said Legge, 
"the wrestlers are bringing home 
championship trophies to go into 
the VCU display case." 

Rams Win It All in Sun Belt 

The front page of the Ricliiiioiid 
Times-Dispatch sports section 
said it all, "Rams Claim Crown, 
NCAA Spot . . ."A record- 
breaking performance made 
the Rams the first team nationally 
to qualify for the NCAA playoffs. 
They won the title game of the 
Sun Belt Conference, against 
the University of Alabama — 

Birmingham, by 105-88. 

Edmund Sherod hit 7 of 9 
from the field and 8 of 10 from 
the foul line, for a total of 22 
points and a tournament total of 
68. This earned him the Most 
Valuable Player trophy and the 
lead spot on the all-tournament 
team which also includes Danny 
Kottak, who had 22 points in the 
game and a tournament total of 
59 points. 

Four additional Rams hit double 
figures in the game against UAB, 

with Greg McCray and Kenny 
Jones each scoring 16, and 
Monty Knight and Kenny Stancell 
hitting 11 points each. 

Coach J. D. Barnett said the key 
to winning the game was, "Our 
players' moving the ball with ex- 
cellent passes; our best passing 
of the year. Whatever they 
threw us, we were able to 
handle. This was our team's 
finest hour of the season." 

_1 21 

Did \bu Know... 

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! 

The VCU Information Services Office working with MCV Hospitals has developed a health care public 
service campaign based on a series of radio announcements. 

Virginia's radio stations have responded enthusiastically to the ads, with more than 80 stations giving 
the announcements "air" time. 

The radio campaign is unique, lively and "ear" catching. 

Maybe your ears have caught the following ads. 

Join us in the thrilling days of yesteryear. At a 
lonely convenience store on the outskirts of town 
a masked stranger walks up to the counter. 

"WhatTl it be mister? Sticky buns, sweet roll? 
Some taco-flavored chips?" 

"Make that some peanut butter on a sliced 

"Here tendergut — try some of these sugar 
powdered ding-dongs — they're fresh unless of 
course you don't have the stomach for it. . . . You 
squashed my ding-dongs!" 

"You're lucky. Those things would've done 
nasty things to your body." 

"Say, who was that masked outlaw?" 

That was no outlaw. That was a reminder of 
junk food alternatives from the Medical College of 
Virginia Hospitals. 

"Hi. I'm Dr. Dwayne Wire. My new book is 
Bei/ond Metabolism. In it I'll show you how obesity 
is only in your body, a mere state of your physical 
self that can be overlooked thru self-deceptive 
techniques outlined step by step for you. . . " 

"Hot dogs and grain alcohol — sounds simple, 
but it works. Hi. I'm Professor Wanda Shoetrees, 
and the 'Shoetrees Diet' has been rigorously 
tested by 4000 conscripted Laps of the Laplander 
Air Force. . . " 

Fad diets make for entertaining reading. . . 

But to lose weight and keep it off, work 
gradually on changing your eating habits and get 
regular exercise. Don't give up a balanced diet, 
and don't be misled by diets which promise 
immediate, drastic results. This is a message from 
the Medical College of Virginia Hospitals. 


It's Finger Lickin' Good! 

Quick dinners, gourmet repasts 
and tempting treats are served up 
by the VCU Faculty Woman's 
Club in a 400-page cookbook, 
VCU Cooks. 

The cookbook has hundreds of 
recipes, which are favorites of the 
Faculty Woman's Club members. 
Bouregs, Creme de Menthe De- 
light, Crepes and other recipes 
from all cultures, make up the 
array of treats. 

Pen and ink drawings of VCU 
buildings introduce each section 
of the book. The illustrations are 
by Philip Johnson, a 1979 gradu- 
ate of the Department of Com- 
munication Arts and Design. 

VCU Cooks is "finger lickin' 
good" and is available from the 
Alumni Activities Office. 

In Profile 

The School of the Arts was one 
of two schools profiled in a recent 
publication of the Fine Arts 
Commission of the National 
Association of State Universities 
and Land Grant Colleges. 

The publication was a report on 
"the state of the arts" at member 

institutions and was compiled 
from survey data collected from 
106 campuses. 

The two representative institu- 
tions, VCU and the College of 
Fine and Applied Arts at the 
University of Illinois at Urbana- 
Champaign, were profiled be- 
cause they "serve the aesthetic 
needs of the citizens of their states 
by offering access to quality art 
programs on campus, by fostering 
a climate supportive of creativity, 
and by bringing faculty and stu- 
dent touring productions and art 
exhibits to schools and com- 

It's Party Time at MCV 

The party, a pediatric pread- 
mission program, will be offered 
each Thursday afternoon from 
4:15-6:00 p.m. to serve the needs 
of children who are to be hos- 
pitalized for elective surgery or 
medical treatment. 

A walking tour of hospital 
facilities, a viewing of the slide 
presentation, "Angle Goes to 
MCV", a play session with hospi- 
tal equipment, and refreshments 
will be part of the preadmission 

party, which is an activity of the 
MCV Hospitals Auxilary. 

A Book Art Symposium 

Watch The Sunset Strip's accor- 
dian pleats being unfolded to 
become a 27-foot photograph. 
Design your own art by playing 
with talcum powder on black 
plastic pages, or just watch the 
fun at the book art symposium 
to be held April 9-11 at VCU. 

The symposium will include 
lectures on the historical de- 
velopment of book art, "a tongue- 
in-cheek revolt against high 
art," and the status of con- 
temporary art, an exhibition of 
the James Branch Cabell Library's 
book art collection and other 
major collections, and a workshop 
to produce a book. 

A New Test 

A new test that may lead to a 
method of prolonging remission 
in sufferers of a common killer of 
young adults, acute myeloblastic 
leukemia, has been developed by 
scientists here and at the Univer- 
sity of Toronto. 

The new test has been found to 
predict the terminal stage of the 
disease by an average of 3.7 
months in 21 patients who par- 
ticipated in a study of the test at 
MCVH and Toronto Western 

"The test may allow enough 
lead time to treat patients with 
strong chemotherapy to prolong 
the remission period," said Dr. 
Robert N. Taub, chairman of 
medical oncology. 

"The disease is among the most 
deadly of cancers, with the aver- 
age patient living only 13 months 
from the date of diagnosis," said 

The test is based on findings 
that Taub and Dr. Michael Baker 
of the University of Toronto made 
when they were both at Mount 
Sinai School of Medicine in New 
York City. In 1973 the doctors 
reported that the cancerous white 
blood cells of patients with acute 
myeloblastic leukemia have a dif- 
ferent chemical coating than nor- 
mal white blood cells. The new 
test works by detecting the 
chemical's presence in bone mar- 
row through a process that makes 


the cancerous cells glow bright 
green when examined under a 

The research has been funded 
through several grants from the 
National Cancer Institutes of the 
United States and Canada, the 
Ontario Cancer Treatment and 
Research Foundation and the 
Medical Research Council of 

Need Confirmed 

The State Department of Health 
awarded the VCU Board of Visi- 
tors a certificate of need for cancer 
center construction. A four-floor 
addition to the E.G. Williams 
(North) Hospital will be built, and 
adjacent areas will be renovated. 
It is expected that the addition 
will be completed in the summer 
of 1981. 

Masonic Order Donates 

The Samis Grotto Masonic 
order donated the proceeds of 
their annual dinner dance to the 
medical oncology cancer research 
facilities. The funds will be used 
to purchase an automated counter 
of radioactive samples. 

Since 1947, when Samis Grotto 
equipped the cancer research lab- 
oratory, more than $40,000 has 
been donated by the organization 
to purchase equipment which is 
unavailable through governmen- 
tal grants. 

A New Link 

VCU School of the Arts alumni 
and friends are now kept apprised 
of activities in the School through 
a new biannual publication enti- 
tled the Journal. The magazine, 
first published last year, was the 
idea of Arts Dean Murry DePil- 
lars, who views it as an important 
link between the school and its 
alumni and friends. 

The Journal includes informa- 
tion on visiting artists, arts 
alumni, faculty and developments 
in the eleven departments that 
comprise the School of the Arts. 
Recent arricles have focused on 
alumnus and illustrator Bill Nel- 
son, School of the Arts founder 
Theresa Pollak, English exchange 
student Janet Venn, activities in 

the Glassblowing Workshop and 
developments in the Art Conser- 
vation Lab. 

Those interested in receiving 
the latest issue of the Journal 
should contact the Office of the 
Dean, School of the Arts, 325 
North Harrison Street, Richmond, 
Virginia 23284. 


The American Cancer Society 

awarded separate "seed" money 
grants to Drs. Stuart P. Alder, 
assistant professor of anatomy; 
and microbiology; Richard C. 
Hard, Jr., associate professor of 
pathology; Richard J. Krieg, Jr., 
assistant professor of anatomy; 
and Johnnie R. Hayes, assistant 
professor of pharmacology. 

Five Faculty of the School of Arts 
received fellowship grants from 
the National Endowment for the 
Arts. The fellowships were 
awarded for art research or for the 
recipient to set aside time, and 
purchase materials to pursue their 
craft. The five recipients were 
Cathleen Pitt, instructor in fiber 
and garment designs; Curtis Rip- 
ley, assistant professor in 
ceramics; Susan Iverson, assistant 
professor in fibers; Lester Van 
Winkle, assistant professor in 
sculpture; and Philip Meggs, 
chairman of the Department of 
Communication Arts and Design. 

Allen Fonoroff, chairman of the 
urban studies and planning de- 
partment, was selected to serve as 
a member of the City of 
Richmond's planning director 
search committee. 

Dr. Robert D. Rugg, assistant 
professor of urban studies, has 
been appointed to the Task Force 
on Pupil Transportation by the 
administration of the Richmond 
Public Schools. 

A new project developed by the 
Center for Pubhc Affairs received 

a $40,000 grant from the Depart- 
ment of Housing and Urban 
Development to establish a finan- 
cial management technical assist- 
ance network. 

Keith C. Wright, professor of 
rehabilitation counseling, was 
elected president of the Easter 
Seal Society for Crippled Children 
and Adults Inc. of Virginia. 

Three MCV specialists are 

among the first group of 20 
scientists in the nation who re- 
ceived certification from the 
American Board of Medical Labo- 
ratory Immunology of the Ameri- 
can Academy of Microbiology, 
since the board became active as a 
certifying agency a year ago. Of 
300 physicians and scientists who 
applied for certification, 40 met 
qualifications to take the written 
and oral tests administered this 

Dr. Mario R. Escobar and Dr. 
Charles W. Moncure, co-directors 
of the immunopathology section, 
and Dr. Gilberto E. Rodriguez, 
director of the pediatric allergy 
and immunology division were 
certified as diploma tes. 

The new certification program 
establishes qualifications of indi- 
viduals who serve as directors of 
clinical immunology laboratories. 

Dr. Judith A. Brown, professor 
of human genetics, was appointed 
to a three-year term as secretarv' 
of the American Society' of 
Human Genetics. 

A gold medal, the highest 
honor of the American College of 
Radiology, was awarded to Dr. E. 
Richard King, professor of radia- 
tion therapy and associate director 
of planning for the MCV/ VCU 
Cancer Center, for his distin- 
guished service in medicine. 

Vivien King Ely received the 
two top a\vards for her 
profession — the Distributive Edu- 
cation Professional Development 
Award and the Academy of Dis- 
tributive Teacher Education 
Award. Ely's honor was unique, 
because she received both awards 
in the same vear, and it is rare for 
one person to win both awards in 
their professional career. 


Whatever Happened To.,. 

/o)i Parks, cineniatographc 

An Adventurer in Films 

"I'm a perfectionist, almost to a 
ridiculous degree. When 1 under- 
take a film it is going to be the 
best film ever done on that subject 
within my limitations. 1 will not 
let it be anything less," says Jon 
T. Parks (B.F.A. communication 
arts and design 1973). 

Parks works for Richmond 
Public Schools as a media 

specialist. He was originally hired 
in 1974 to make slide presenta- 
tions, which he did for six 
months; then he persuaded Dr. 
Beatrice Clark Jones, head of 
media services, to use film to try 
to reach high school dropouts. 

"A film production unit was set 
up in what was a film library, and 
it became the only in-house 
school film production unit in the 
nation," says Parks. 

The initial campaign was a 
series of 30 second television 
commercials which aired on 
Richmond's three local channels. 
Each ad depicted a problem situa- 
tion for a high school dropout and 
suggested that going back to 
school could help solve the prob- 

"There was a good response to 
the ads," says Parks. "Quite a few 
dropouts called or wrote asking. 


Jon Parks films a Civil War sequence in Richmond's Bryant 

Park for Part 2 of the Richmond history film. Workirig loith 

Jon are Charlotte, his wife, as boom operator and Gregg Rice 

who does location sound. 

Dr. Barbara Myatt, assistant professor of educational services, being filmed for Part 2 of the Ruiimond liiston/ ftln 


A 30-second "Gft Clioosy" public scwicc announcement is filmed by Pinkf until the assistance of 
Gregg Rice. 

'What can I do to get back in 
school?' " 

Parks, a native of Hagerstown, 
Maryland, became fascinated with 
Maymont. His first "feature" film 
explored this park with its Victo- 
rian house, exquisite Japanese 
and Italian gardens and animals. 

It took Parks eight or nine 
months, shooting on weekends, 
to make the film, which is the 
most popular film in the school 

Parks says his major difficulty 
in putting together a film is 
writing the script since "school 
films must reach the widest pos- 
sible audience, and the film's 
dialogue can't be over the 
younger kids' heads or talk down 
to adolescents or adults." 

Last summer Parks wrote, di- 
rected and filmed a two week 
field trip by 38 students to the 
Chesapeake Bay. 

"The kids, all 14 or 15 years old. 

were from the inner city and most 
had never been on water before," 
says Parks. "The kids slept in 
tents and learned how to swim 
and canoe, but they also per- 
formed experiments and learned 
about the natural balances of the 

Parks and his wife, who did the 
location sound, drove about 1,000 
miles following the students who 
had been divided into three 

"The film originally began as a 
teaching film, so that other stu- 
dents and teachers and parents 
could share the experience, but it 
turned out to make an ecological 
statement," Parks says. 

The film opens with the water 
of the Chesapeake Bay glimmer- 
ing and reflecting shimmering im- 
ages of the surrounding trees. 
Birds are heard, then a guitar 
solo. A narrator begins by telling 
us that Japanese scientists have 

ascertained that the entire world 
population could feed off the blue 
crab, osprey and heron located in 
the bay. The scene changes to 
bilge water and sewage, and a 
question is asked, "Can we afford 
the destruction of this resource 
and its 4,000 miles of shoreline?" 

As the 30-minute film progres- 
,ses, one sees the students busy 
with their experiments, learning 
how to swim, or just having fun; 
and one notices that the students 
are totally unaware of the filming. 
Parks believes a photographer or 
cinematographer "must become 
unobtrusive." Parks says, "One 
must have an eye to shoot some- 
thing only once. For this produc- 
tion, 1 shot about four hours of 
film. Normally a film production 
company would have shot eight 
to ten times the raw footage." 

Parks also believes that a good 
cinematographer is "one who 
works within limitations and still 
brings back dynamic footage." 
His idea of good footage is to 
present something simply. 

The film with its travelogue 
appearance is nothing like the 
ordinary school documentary, 
and Morton Thalhimer, president 
of Neighborhood Theaters Inc., 
after seeing the finished film, 
donated the Westhampton Thea- 
ter for the film's premiere. 

Parks' ability to write, direct 
and film an imaginative documen- 
tary was put to the test when he 
decided to do a film on 
Richmond's history. He began 
writing script for the 40-minute 
film when he "discovered that no 
one else had taken the time to 
make a film about Richmond." 
This film, "Richmond 1607-1850", 
premiered at the Virginia Electric 
and Power Company as part of 
Richmond's 1979 June Jubilee 

The film also opens with a view 
of water — the James River which 
shaped Richmond's history. Over 
two years ago. Parks with two 
friends rowed down the James in 
a rubber raft filled with camera 
equipment and a handmade 
cross. Parks says, "We found a 
grassy knoll in the middle of the 
river which looked like it might 
have in 1607. I'd whittled a cross 
from two-by-fours and carved 



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the two guys holding the cross 
and pounding it into the ground." 

Parks' budget for the film was 
very "flexible", and he worked 
weekends to complete the pro- 
duction. Parks notes that if he ran 
out of money he just waited until 
the next year to shoot more 

Parks used many Richmond 
resources including his wife, 
Charlotte (B.F.A., fashion art 
'71') who did most of the sound 
work; Dr. Lynn Sims, director of 
the Richmond Bicentennial Com- 
mission, and local actors. He also 
took advantage of re-enactments 
staged for public audiences. He 
and his crew filmed the Patrick 
Henry "Give me liberty or give 
me death" speech at St. John's 
Church in Richmond and the First 
Virginia Regiment of the Conti- 
nental Line in Yorktown. They 
also filmed at Jamestown, the 
John Marshall house and area 

Parks recently had the oppor- 
tunity to work for the City of 
Richmond by filming two ads — 
one at a Richmond home, the 
other at the F & M Center — on 
energy conservation. 

For the schools, he is currently 
working on three ads for the 
"Follow Through" program, with 
Ron Robertson, media specialist 
for the program. 

Additionally, he has been hired 
to produce a one-hour film based 
on Richmond lifestyles over the 
last 200 years. This film, spon- 
sored by a local corporation as a 
gift to Richmond, is the official 
film for the 1980 Richmond Bicen- 

Parks has not only received 
local recognition for his work, but 
his most recent publicity cam- 
paign won an award at the 20th 
American Film Festival in New 
York City, sponsored by the 
Education Film Library Associa- 

Parks believes Richmond has 
much to offer the filmmaker and 
Richmond talent is "as good or 
better than talent located in New 
York City or Los Angeles." 

He wants to continue in film 
production and says, "I live to 
make film, I don't want to forget 
about them when I go home. . . . 
And my wife is fantastic, she feels 
the same things. To do films is an 
adventure for us." 


Artist Nell Walden Blaine's (fine arts 
'42) landscapes and still lifes were exhi- 
bited at the Hull Gallery in Washing- 
ton, D. C. 


Henry C. Boschen, Jr., (B. S. dis- 
tributive education '50) received a Mas- 
ter of Divinity from Southeastern Bap- 
tist Theological Seminary, Wake 
Forest, and has become the pastor of 
Kelford Baptist Church in Kelford, 
North Carolina. 

Robert F. Lindholm (B.S. social 
sciences — psychology '50) has been 
elected president of The Genesis Soci- 
ety Inc., a Washington, D. C. based 
organization whose purpose is the 
promotion and distribution of the Neic 
Media Bible. The media Bible is an inter- 
national and inter-faith cooperative 
project to film the Bible. When com- 
pleted the media Bible will include 
more than 400 volumes; each volume 
containing a 20-minute film, film strips 
and supportive materials. Lindholm 
and his wife, Lois Gustkey (B.A. fine 
arts '55) live in Clifton, Virginia. 


C. Lynn Weakley, Jr. (advertising '53) 
was elected secretary-treasurer of the 
Virginia Association of Personnel Con- 
sultants for 1980. 


The Georgetown University School 
of Dentistry granted tenure to Roy H. 
Jones (D.D.S. '55) as an assistant pro- 
fessor of fixed prosthodontics. 

James W. Stone (B.S. business '55) is 
the N'ice-president of the International 
Armament Corporation in Alexandria. 


John W. Inman (B.S. accounting '56) 
was named \ice-president of the Vir- 
ginia Societv of Certified Public Ac- 


Rosemary F. Schellenberg (M.D. 
'56) has been named to the board of 
directors of Competent Care Inc. in 
Manassas, Virginia. 


Jean L. Harris (M.D. '55; resident 
medicine '57), the Virginia secretary of 
human resources, was selected news- 
maker of the year by the Virginia Press 

The administrator of General Hospi- 
tal of Virginia Beach, W. Earl Willis 
(M.H.A. '57) has been elected to a 
three-year term as delegate to the 
American Hospital Association by the 
Virginia Hospital Association. 


Ashlin W. Smith (M.F.A. '60) had 
her paintings exhibited at Sweet Briar 


Thomas E. Butt (D.D.S. '61) has been 
working with a chemist to develop 
compounds, in addition to flouride, 
that will help protect the teeth and 
gums. The new product(s) will have an 
organic base and, in addition to har- 
dening teeth and removing plaque, will 
reduce tooth sensitivity to sweets and 
hot and cold foods. 

James H. Caldwell, Jr. (M.H.A. '61) 
has assumed the position of regional 
director of Region Four, for the Vet- 
erans Administration, Department of 
Medicine and Surgery. The region in- 
cludes all VA medical centers and out- 
patient clinics in Ohio, Michigan, Il- 
linois, Indiana, Missouri and Wiscon- 


Thomas C. Michael (M.S. rehabilita- 
tion counseling '63) is the president- 
elect of the Virginia Rehabilitation 

G. Stuart Switzer (business '63) was 
promoted to president of Daystrom 
Furniture, South Boston, Virginia. 


Carlton C. Collier (B.F.A. '65) is the 
communication coordinator for 
graphics and public relations at May- 
mont Park in Richmond, and he had 
three items selected for the Virginia 
Museum's 1980 Designers Show. 

William T. Coppage (M.S. rehabili- 
tation counseling '65) is the president- 
elect of the American Association of 
Workers for the Blind. 

Karen R. Miller (B.S. English educa- 
tion '65) is public relations secretary 
and executive assistant to the philan- 
thropic Minneapolis millionaire Percy 
Ross, known primarily for his generous 
dispensing of silver dollars to stran- 
gers. Miller is responsible for imple- 
menting Ross' "Sharing is Caring" 
philosophy, which is part of his plan tc 
"go out of the world the same way ht 
came in . . . penniless." 


The Southern Bank has promoted 
David O. Holman (B.S. psychology 
'66) to a regional vice-president. 

Charles P. Joyce (B.S. advertising 
'66) has been appointed a registered 
representative of Branch, Cabell & 
Company in their Waynesboro office. 

The National Rehabilitation Coun- 
selor Association presented Edward 
M. Navis (M.S. rehabilitation coun- 
seling '66) with a citation for "devoted 
and meritorious service to the handi- 
capped in the profession of rehabilita- 
tion counseling." 

Lee F. Sayre (M.H.A. '66) is the area 
director for the Carolinas Hospital and 
Health Services Inc. in Columbia, 
South Carolina. 


Bob L. Lindsey (B.S. journalism '67) 
has been named executive editor of the 
Martinsville Bulletin, Martinsville, Vir- 

A "Birdwood" room was designed 
by Carolyn Copper Meador (B.F.A. 
interior design '67). She designed and 
set in place the furnishings for a gen- 
tleman's retreat in the 19th century 
Charlottesville home for a designer's 

Both John T. Witt (M.F.A. '67) and 
his wife, Nancy Camden Witt (M.F.A. 
'67) had their paintings, sculpture and 
graphics exhibited at the Virginia Mili- 
tary Institute in memory of Col. Her- 
bert Nash Dillard, Jr., one-time V.M.I. 
English professor. 


Gordon H. Allison, Jr. (B.S. math 
education '68) was appointed adminis- 
trator of Broadcast Audio Products for 
RCA Broadcast Systems. 

Ronald J. Perlman (B.S. business 
education '68) has become the director 
of the Virginia Water Control Board's 
Bureau of Administration and Finance. 

Blue Cross-Blue Shield of North 
Carolina has promoted Conway H. 
Spiers (B.S. accounting '68) to senior 
vice-president of finance. 


Class Rings 

Even if you failed to buy a class 
ring as a student, you can now 
order one. Rings for both men 
and women are available in a wide 
variety of styles. For more infor- 
mation and a price list, write for a 
ring order kit and please, specify 
whether the ring is for a man or a 

For a ring order kit-price list, 
please write: Alumni Activities 
Office, Virginia Commonwealth 
University, Richmond, Virginia 


Brenda Lee Heysek (B.S. accounting 
'69) completed the LaSalle Correspon- 
dence Course of computer pro- 
gramming, participated in manage- 
ment training courses, enjoyed taking 
modeling courses, "even judged a 
beauty contest for little girls," and took 
dancing courses and currently sings in 
her church choir. 

A. H. Robins Company has pro- 
moted David E. Jones (B.S. pharmacy 
'66, M.S. business '69) to manager of 
planning and business development. 

Cynthia Vassar Matthews (B.F.A. 
communication arts and design '69) has 
joined Northrop Services Inc., En- 
vironmental Sciences in Research Park 
Triangle, North Carolina as a graphics 



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Robert W. Maupin (B.F.A. com- 
munication arts and design '69) works 
as an advertising sales representative 
for the Wilson, North Carolina news- 

Central Fidelity Bank has promoted 
James R. Rowe (B.S. accounting '69) to 
assist vice-president. 

The Southern Bank has promoted 
Robert S. Wait (B.S. business adminis- 
tration '69) to senior vice-president. 


Stephen L. Guinn (B.S. psychology 
'70) has joined Psychological Service of 
Pittsburgh as a consulting psycholo- 


The new job placement counselor for 
the Powhatan County Vocational 
Center is Ann Turner Chapin (M.Ed, 
guidance and counseling '71). 

Stephen W. Maxey (B.S. manage- 
ment '71) recently received a M.S. in 
Real Estate and Urban Land Develop- 
ment from V.C.U. Maxey is employed 
by the Virginia Corporation Commis- 
sion and is an examiner in the Division 
of Security and Retail Franchising. 

Charlotte Ennis Parks (B.F.A. fash- 
ion art '71) designs soft sculpture and 
hand illustrated children's toys, which 
are sold exclusively in Richmond and 
Baltimore. In addition, she works as a 
location soundperson and production 
photographer for her husband. 

John B. Wade III (M.S. rehabilitation 
counseling '71) was the recipient of the 
Virginia Rehabilitation Association's 
R. N. Anderson award "in recognition 
of meritorious service to the disabled of 

Ida Darby Shackelford Wootten 
(B.S. journalism '71) has become the 
director of public information at Occi- 
dental College in Los Angeles, Califor- 


The Virginia Rehabilitation Asso- 
ciation's Counselor of the Year Award 
for 1979 was presented to Janet Wosch 
Davies (M.S. rehabilitation counseling 
'72). Davies is a counselor for the deaf 
and hard of hearing in Richmond and is 
employed by the Virginia Department 
of Rehabilitative Services. 

WBRA-TV, Roanoke, produced a 
one-half hour special, "Time, Talent 
and Treasures," on Paul R. Munson 
(M.F.A. sculpture '72), During the last 
year, Munson's work was represented 
in Art Voices I South, and he received a 

National Endowment for the Arts Art- 
ist Fellowship for sculpture. 

Susan Phillips Rawlins (B.S. phar- 
macy '72) was named the director of 
pharmacy at Port Colborne General 
Hosptial, Port Colborne, Ontario. 


Errett H. Callahan, Jr. (M.F.A. 
painting and printmaking '73) directed 
an International Seminar on Lithic 
Technology at the Lejre Historical- 
Archaeological Research Center in 
Denmark. He will move to Denmark in 
August 1980 to conduct further interna- 
tional seminars on experimental ar- 
chaeology and serve as a consultant on 
lithic technology to experimental re- 
search centers throughout Europe. 

Hugh J. Davis (M.H.A. '73) is the 
vice-president of St. Luke's Medical 
Center in Sioux City, Iowa. 

Bethlehem Steel Corporation has 
promoted Gerald C. Dziedzic (B.S. 
mathematics '73) to assistant chief 
draftsman in the Richmond reinforcing 
bar engineering and bar fabricating 

Governor John Dalton has appointed 
Wilda M. Ferguson (M.S.W. '73) to 
head the state Office on Aging. 


Joseph C. Gregorek (Ph.D anatomy 
'73) has been appointed an associate 
professor of anatomy at the College of 
Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. 

Susan T. Vignola (M.S.W. '73) was 
awarded licenses as a social worker and 
a clinical social worker in the Com- 
monwealth of Virginia. 

"See How They Run", an Averett 
Players' production, was directed by 
Jerry G. Wyatt (M.F.A dramatic art 
'73). Wyatt is an English-theater in- 
structor at the Dan River High School. 


The pastels of Clark R. Barrett 
(B.F.A. art education '74) were on dis- 
play at Ghent Galleries in Norfolk. His 
pastels are of Australian landscapes 
using an unpolished, brightly-hued 
technique. Barrett gets his inspirations 
for his art from the Outback country 
where he teaches school. 

Sculptor Joanne B. Fridley (B.F.A. 
sculpture '74) was featured in the 1708 
East Main alternative space art gallery 
in Richmond. 


Wheat, First Securities has promoted 
Susan V. Fore (commercial art '75) to 
assistant vice-president of the adver- 


tising and public relations department. 

Jane Gouldin Gracik (B.S account- 
ing '75) is'accounting manager with 
Realty Industries in Richmond. 

Steven P. Roadcap (B.S. administra- 
tion of justice and public safety '75) 
graduated from the Marshall-Wythe 
School of Law, College of William and 
Mary, and opened a private law prac- 

The only American in the Sixth In- 
ternational Competition of Musical 
Performance in Vina del Mar, Chile, 
Linda G. Wall (music-voice '75) won 
first prize. In addition, she was chosen 
by Leonard Bernstein to give a premier 
peicformance of a song he composed in 
memory of his teacher, Madame Renee 
Longy. Wall is currently a soprano stu- 
dent at The Juilliard School and is also 
enrolled in the American Opera 


Ralph W. Carlile (B.S. physics '76) is 
currently a weapon systems engineer 
for Comptek Research Inc. 

Jerry S. Durkowski (D.D.S. '76) was 
selected for two years of post graduate 
training in operative dentistry at the 
National Naval Dental Center in 
Bethesda, Maryland. 

Marlene Smith Howlett (M.S. 
nursing '76) program head and assis- 
tant professor of nursing at John Tyler 
Community College was a guest 
speaker at the annual convention of the 
Virgin Islands Nurses' Association. 
Her topic was "Today's Education — 
Tomorrow's Health." 

Ted L. Robinson (B.S. chemistry '76) 
has accepted a chemist position with 
Centec Analytical Services Inc., Salem. 

John F. Sierzega (B.S. administra- 
tion of justice and public safety '76) has 
become the branch manager of Signal 
Financial Corporation, which is a sub- 
sidiary of Philadelphia National Bank. 

Michael B. Pike (B.S. chemistry '76) 
has entered the master of chemical en- 
gineering program at the University of 


John R. Riley, Jr. (M.U.R.P. '77) has 
become the director of planning and 
development for Frederick County, 


Joseph Barden, Jr. (B.S. business 
education '78) is the liaison officer for 
Florida A & M University. 

Karen M. Chittenden (B. FA. art his- 
tory '78) is working on an archaeologi- 
cal excavation near Chapel Hill, North 

After a short tour in Georgia attend- 
ing the Officer Basic Signal School, 
Douglas S. Ellis (B.F.A. communica- 
tion arts and design '78) returned to 
Richmond to work at Philip-Morris 
USA. Ellis is currently working in the 
Graphic Arts and Photography De- 
partment and also holds a position as 
executive officer in the U.S. Army 
Support Group at Fort Lee. 

Wendy Anderson Gentry (B.F.A. in- 
terior design '78) opened a monogram 
shop. Personally Yours, in Richmond. 

Auvo I. Kemppinen (MBA. '78) 
and Ann Maddux Kemppinen (M.B.A. 
'78) are currently residing in St. Louis, 
Missouri. Kemppinen is employed as 
manager of Mechanical Metallurgy at 
Consolidated Aluminum and his wife 
is employed with the U.S. Army Troop 
Support and Aviation Materiel Readi- 
ness Command as an operations re- 
search analyst. 

Margaret A. Wilson (M.S. occupa- 
tional therapy '78) is working as a staff 
occupational therapist at Arlington 
Hospital and has initiated and de- 
veloped a program for treating children 
with learning disabilities. 


Randy D. Barrack (M. Ed. adminis- 
tration and supervision '79) is the prin- 
cipal of Highland High School in 
Monterey, Virginia, and is currently 
executive director of the Virginia Asso- 
ciation of Secondary School Principals. 

The Richmond Federated Arts 
Council has named Phyllis J. De- 
Maurizi (B.S. biology '79) program di- 

Phillip E. Dickinson (B.F.A. interior 
design '79) is doing display work and 
accessory buying for Rhodes Inc., fur- 
niture store, Charleston, South 

Virginia C. Hayes (B.S. French edu- 
cation '79) completed flight attendant 
training in Honolulu for Pan American 
World Airways and is now based in 
New York City as an attendant for Pan 

James K. Johnson (D.D.S. '79) has 
opened a private dental practice in 
McKenney, Virginia. 

Thomas M. LaTouche (D.D.S. '79) 
opened a practice for family dentistry 
in Elkton, Virginia. 

The Indianapolis Regional Office of 
Aetna Insurance has promoted 
Michael H. Wallace (M.S. business '79) 
to regional underwriting manager. 

Eamonn P. McEvilly (M.S. rehabili- 
tation counseling '79) was the recipient 
of the Virginia Rehabilitation Asso- 
ciation's A. Ray Dawson Award for 
1979 for "excelling in service to the 
disabled in the rehabilitation process." 
McEvilly is a rehabilitation counselor in 
Falls Church. 


VCV Cooks, a delectable 
cookbook, has been published 
by the VCU Faculty Woman's 

The 400-page cookbook has 
hundreds of recipes from all 
cultures anci is illustrated with 
pen and ink drawings of cam- 
pus buildings. 

The cookbook has a glossy 
cover and will lay flat when 

VCU Cooks is available for 
$8.00 plus $1.00 mailing 
through the Alumni Activities 

Alumni Activities Office 
Virginia Commonwealth 

Richmond. Virginia 23284 

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For 200 years Richmond has been the capital of Virginia and a 
central place for events that have shaped America's history. In 
Richmond's bicentennial year, VCU offers you, as alumni and 
friends of the university, a summer vacation course to study the past. 

American history may be viewed as an unfinished tapestry, with 
the foundation threads set in Virginia, home of revolutionary 
leaders, birthplace of presidents and capital of the Confederacy. 

During the week of June 8-14, Heritage University, a program 
sponsored by the School of Arts and Sciences, the Division of 
Continuing Studies and Public Services and the Alumni Activities 
Office, will provide educational and cultural activities, relating to 
Virginia's role in the birth of this nation. You will travel from the 
America of 1607, through the Revolution, the strife of the War 
Between the States, and into the twentieth century. Professors of 
history and literature will be your guide through history, and then 
lead tours to places of historical significance, such as Williamsburg, 
Jamestown, Charlottesville, and Appomattox. 

The program, to be held at the university, will also provide 
optional workshops on topics such as Colonial drama, Edgar Allan 
Poe, art history, architecture, and American humor and popular 

In addition, events will include cocktail parties and evening 
outings to an open-air concert in Dogwood Dell and to Shockoe Slip, 
an area of converted warehouses that has taken on new life as a 
center for restaurants, antique shops, art galleries and boutiques. 

The cost, $ 1 85 per person including lodging and $ 1 45 per person 
without lodging, includes instruction, travel, supplies, fees, and 
three meals a day from Sunday dinner to Saturday breakfast. A $75 
deposit is payable on registration, with partial refunds available until 
May 15 on written request. 

Enrollment in the program is limited, so register early. For 
additional information on Heritage University contact Dr. David W. 
Hartman, School of Arts and Sciences, VCU, Richmond 23284, or 
telephone (804) 257-1673. 

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Let the historic English countryside be the setting for 
your springtime adventure. Join VCU Alumni and 
friends during the May 14-22 tour of Great Britain. This 
trip offers you the option of staying in Stratford-upon- 
Avon, having a private rental car with unlimited mileage 
at your disposal and creating your own itinerary, or 
traveling throughout England and Wales on a fully 
guided motorcoach tour. If lodging in Stratford, you will 
be within easy driving distance of London, Oxford and 
Wales. If traveling with the bus tour, your stops will 
include London, Stratford, Oxford and other historic 
towns to provide you with a good overview of England 
and Wales. Each tour includes roundtrip airfare from 
Dulles International Airport, hotel accommodations and 
a daily breakfast and dinner. The price is $1,025 per 
person if traveling by car and $1,099 per person for the 

bus tour. Each price is based on double occupancy, and 
prices and dates are subject to change. 

As summer begins, join those traveling with VCU on a 
tour of Lisbon, the economic, cultural and political center 
of Portugal. The old and the new complement each other 
in this bustling, water-front city, and you will have a full 
week in which to get to know Lisbon and its people and 
customs. Your tour leaves from Dulles International 
Airport and includes round-trip jet transportation, hotel 
accommodations, a daily breakfast and exciting, low-cost 
optional tours. 

Watch for information on up-coming tours to Ireland 
and Bavaria (includes the Passion Play). 

For additional information, please contact the Alumni 
Activities Office, Virginia Commonwealth University, 
Richmond, Virginia 23284, or telephone (804) 257-1228. 

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